The Correspondence of Erasmus

The Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters 298-445 (1514-1516)

R.A.B. Mynors
D.F.S. Thomson
annotated by James K. McConica
Volume: 3
Copyright Date: 1976
Pages: 392
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3138/j.ctt2ttpqr
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    The Correspondence of Erasmus
    Book Description:

    There are one hundred and fifty-one letters from this period, more than survive from the whole of the first forty years of his life. They range in character from hasty personal notes to extended formal treatises, and they appear with remarkable regularity.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-8099-9
    Subjects: History, Philosophy, Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-vii)
  3. Illustrations
    (pp. viii-x)
  4. Preface
    (pp. xi-xvi)
    JKM
  5. Map showing the principal places mentioned in volume 3
    (pp. xvii-xviii)
  6. THE CORRESPONDENCE OF ERASMUS LETTERS 298 TO 445
    (pp. 1-346)
  7. THE EARLY PUBLICATION OF ERASMUS’ LETTERS
    (pp. 347-354)

    Erasmus’ controversial works often took the form of ‘open letters’ which lived their own life in the public domain, and form part of his works rather than his correspondence; a good example is theLetter to Christopher bishop of Basel on the eating of meat,21 April 1522, of which fifteen editions were published in the first two years, with German and English versions as well. And from the summer of 1517 onwards, if not earlier, individual letters were put out either in Latin or in the vernacular, usually for propaganda purposes, as a rule outside Erasmus’ control, and sometimes...

  8. TABLE OF CORRESPONDENTS
    (pp. 356-359)
  9. WORKS FREQUENTLY CITED
    (pp. 360-362)
  10. SHORT TITLE FORMS FOR ERASMUS’ WORKS
    (pp. 363-366)
  11. Index
    (pp. 367-392)